It is coming up to that time of the year again - Hobsons Bay Chess Club is proud to present the 2015 Best in the West Tournament. It will be a 5 round tournament on the Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September.

Click HERE for all the information and entry form.

Hobsons Bay Chess Club is the biggest and best chess club in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Currently we have around 20 members that play regularly on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm onwards. Whilst the atmosphere at this chess club is relaxed and friendly the competition is very tough and if you are serious about chess this is  the place for you. We have members ranging in strength from top 100 in Victoria to regular club strength. We do welcome everyone whether they are master or beginner and also cater for those who like to play speed chess. However most of the tournaments held are of a slow time control so you can take time with your moves. Hobsons Bay Chess Club also has a thriving junior section which is run under the expert guidance of member Tony Davis. The benefits of chess are many and well known so what better way to improve your child's academic performance while they are having fun than to join Hobsons Bay Chess Club? If you are unsure by all means come in, have a look for yourself and chat to our friendly members.


The final 3 nights / 6 rounds of the RAPID PLAY TOURNAMENT.
7th - Rounds 5 & 6
14th - Rounds 7 & 8
21st - Rounds 9 & 10

28th - 2nd Allegro Tournament.
The theme of the tournament is the Cochrane Gambit, which begins 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7. This will be a 5 round tournamnet with 15 minutes for each player to complete all moves.


Congratulations for Tony Davis for Winning the LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT #2 with 7/7. Milan Ilic finished second with 6/7 and 4 players finish equal third with 4/7.

Congratulations to Tony Davis for winning the HOBSONS BAY CUP with 6/7. Equal second was Mohammad Cheema and Vishal Bhat with 5.5/7

Congratulations to Mohammad Cheema, Milan Ilic and Anandaram Jothibabu on winning the ALLEGRO 1- SMITH MORRA GAMBIT tournament, each with 4/5.

Congratulations to the 3 joint winners for the PURDY CUP, Dean Hogg, Anandaram Jothibabu and Steven Hogan with a score 4/5.